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COMBUSTOR

United States Patent Application

20130283802
A1
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A combustor includes an end cap that extends radially across at least a portion of the combustor, wherein the end cap comprises an upstream surface axially separated from a downstream surface. A shroud circumferentially surrounds at least a portion of the end cap, wherein the shroud at least partially defines a fuel plenum between the upstream surface and the downstream surface. A combustion chamber downstream from the end cap defines a longitudinal axis. A plurality of tubes extend from the upstream surface through the downstream surface of the end cap to provide fluid communication through the end cap to the combustion chamber. A transition duct circumferentially surrounds at least a portion of the combustion chamber downstream from the end cap and curves tangentially from the longitudinal axis.
Kim, Won-Wook (Simpsonville, SC), LeBegue, Jeffrey Scott (Simpsonville, SC), McMahan, Kevin Weston (Greer, SC)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady NY)
13/ 457,754
April 27, 2012
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.